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#1 pjo

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 09:51 PM

Anyone know what US unit/units stood guard at the Nuremberg Trials? I've searched around online many times and find no mention. BangHead.gif I have a few books on the trials but the photos are not clear enough to make out any insignia on the guard uniforms.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:07 AM

The 3rd Battalion of the 26th Infantry Reg., "Blue Spaders," of the 1st Infantry Division were chosen to secure the historic Nuremberg War Crimes Trials.
In one report i read, it mentioned that "K" Company of the 26th Inf., 1st Div. was on Court room duty.
Other Units at Nuremberg were The US Constabulary, the 793rd MP Battalion, & the 508th MP Battalion."]

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:26 AM

That's correct, they even had special insignia and markings.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:34 PM

thanks for that information - I seem to remember my mother saying dad was a guard at the Nuremberg Trials and I have been lurking through books to see if I can find his photo there - I recently found a photo of him with the blue spades and the Big Red One patch - also with the Belgium Fourragere so it was after WW2 I would guess - Any ideas where I could find some good photos of the guards at the trial?

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 11:27 PM

Theres a good one here:
http://www.archives....ges/ww2-170.jpg
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 04:27 PM

WOW! that's an excellent photo - don't see Dad but must be some additional good quality pix somewhere - I'll keep searching - meanwhile I'm saving this one - best one I've seen yet.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:07 PM

I know I'm late but perhaps not too late: There are some very good photos at the Nuremberg museum site http://www.nuernberg...enereignis.html like these:
http://www.nuernberg...htssaal_300.jpg
http://www.nuernberg...enstand_300.jpg
http://www.nuernberg...enstand_300.jpg
http://www.nuernberg...wachung_300.jpg
http://www.nuernberg...gebank2_300.jpg
http://www.nuernberg...enstand_300.jpg
http://www.nuernberg...gebank1_300.jpg

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:32 PM

Christoph
Thanks for posting the photo links of the Blue Spaders at the Nuremberg Trials. I had to stop my research for quite some time and just pulled up this site again. It was a pleasant surprise to see your reply. The photos are very clear.

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